Rohit Sharma double ton and early strikes underline another day of Indian dominance against Proteas

Rohit Sharma double ton and early strikes underline another day of Indian dominance against Proteas
Rohit Sharma double ton and early strikes underline another day of Indian dominance against Proteas
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South Africa still trail by 488 runs and their only way out seems to be a draw as a lot of time has already been lost in the match due to bad light.


Match Summary: Day 2

Full Scorecard

India 497-9 (116.3 Overs; Rohit212(255), Rahane115(192); George Linde4/133, Rabada3/85)

South Africa 9-2 (5 Overs; de Kock4(6), du Plessis(c)1(8); Shami1/0, U Yadav1/4)

At the close - South Africa trail by 488 runs



India were already in a good position at the start of day 2 with them being three down at 224 and two set batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane at the crease.

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Rahane soon raced to his century and then played a few free-stroking shots. The stylish batsman got out in the process. This ended the marathon 200+ run partnership between the two Mumbai batsmen.

Rohit Sharma then had a good little partnership with Ravindra Jadeja as he walked off for lunch at 199. This was Sharma's 3rd century of the series which he finally converted into a double ton, shortly after the break.



Ravindra Jadeja also went on to notch up a half-century. Five towering sixes from Umesh Yadav towards the end allowed India to declare at 497-9. Kagiso Rabada and George Linde were the pick of the bowlers, snapping up 3 and 4 wickets respectively.

The deteriorating light only gave India time to unleash their bowlers for 5 overs but those were enough as Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav, in the only one over each they got to bowl, dismissed Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock off sharply rising deliveries.

South Africa still trail by 488 runs and their only way out seems to be a draw as a lot of time has already been lost in the match due to bad light.

India- Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami

South Africa- Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

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